William & Mary Libraries is pleased to offer a scholarship of up to $1,000 to a William & Mary student who is interested in attending an educational library-related program or seeking a library-related unpaid internship.
Scholarship recipients may only use the funds to pay for items such as fees, housing, travel, etc.
Examples of programs that are eligible for scholarships are:
- Rare Book School
- Library of Congress internships (unpaid)
- Makerspace trainings, such as Lynchburg Mini Maker Faire or Maker Faire NoVa.
- Webinars and online courses from organizations such as Library Juice Academy and Lyrasis
- Travel grant to conduct research at another library or archive
Requirements for Scholarship Consideration
- Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at William & Mary
- Student must be in good standing
- GPA at least 3.0.
- 500-800 word essay on the topic: "If you could purchase something to add to the collections or services of W&M Libraries, what would you purchase? Justify its relevance to the William & Mary community.”
- Proof of application or acceptance into chosen program. Funds will be dispersed before start date.
Students applying to use funds as a travel grant to conduct research at another library or archive must submit a research plan. The research plan should include the name of the library or archive to be visited; topic of research; list of archival collections or rare books to be consulted and their importance in the student's research; and a brief budget with anticipated expenses.
- Presentation to library leadership board or library staff about experience upon completion of program.
- Recipient must also write a blog post about his/her experience for the libraries’ blog.
- Program must be completed before graduation.
How to Apply
- April 1, 2020: Application deadline
- April 15, 2020: Scholarship winner notified by email